Bailey N. Johnson


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: POL 334



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During this semester, we learned much about the hard work of advocacy together as a class. Though our plans for in-person, community advocacy were cut short by COVID-19 concerns, there was much to be learned about advocacy efforts from the topics we researched. One thing that surprised me the most is that for every negative article explaining how the terrible opioid epidemic is plaguing the city of Dayton, there was an article explaining the success of the Dayton community in responding to the opioid epidemic in such a collective and compassionate way that it has become a model for other communities across the U.S. in addressing the opioid epidemic in their own communities. These stories of success and hope are necessary for the longevity of any advocacy movement, and are as necessary as the other pitfalls of advocacy work.

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Course Project

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Tony Neil Talbott

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Human Rights Center


Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences, Human Rights Center

Bringing International Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals to Dayton: A Closer Look at the Opioid Crisis & SDG Target 3.5